Human Rights News

Human Rights News

Here is a preview of human rights related news compiled from a non exhaustive selection of various news sources originating from a number of organisations, national and international, working in the field. This information is updated twice a day.

Russia: Veto Law to Restrict Online Freedom

Human Rights Watch - 3 hours 7 min ago

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Russia should not impose unjustified regulations on freedom of expression and privacy on the Internet. A restrictive new law...

Turkey/Azerbaijan: Journalist Deported, Imprisoned

Human Rights Watch - 3 hours 51 min ago

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Azerbaijan’s jailing of a prominent independent journalist after his summary forcible return from Turkey bears the hallmarks...

Kyrgyzstan - Legislation raises prospect of prison sentences for media offences

Reporters without border - 4 hours 11 min ago

On 16 April, the Kyrgyz parliament approved amendments to the criminal code imposing a custodial sentence for “spreading false information relating to a crime or offence" in the media at their...

Saeed Haqiqi: “There is a fear in the air of 2014”

FIDH - Human Rights for All - 5 hours 51 min ago

Saeed Haqiqi is a journalist ... - Afghanistan

Kenya: No Justice for 2013 Election Attacks

Human Rights Watch - 8 hours 51 min ago

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Kenyan authorities failed to investigate adequately a spate of organized gang attacks on western villages during and after the...

Cambodia: End the prosecution of 23 workers and human rights defenders

FIDH - Human Rights for All - 12 hours 4 min ago

The Cambodian government must drop all charges on the 23 garment workers and human rights defenders arrested during the 2-3 January brutal crackdown in Phnom Penh. - Cambodia / Arbitrary Detention

Thailand: ‘Red Shirt’ Activist Murdered

Human Rights Watch - 14 hours 53 min ago

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The Thai authorities should immediately investigate the murder of a prominent poet and “Red Shirt” political activist widely...

Response teams rush to treat rising malnutrition in South Sudan

UNICEF - 16 hours 9 min ago

PAGAK, South Sudan, 23 April 2014 – Nine-month-old Jock Chabang, one of the youngest citizens in the world’s newest country, has already experienced a great deal of hardship in his lifetime.

Burma - Win Tin's fight for press freedom and democracy goes on

Reporters without border - 18 hours 3 min ago

Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the dissident journalist Win Tin in Rangoon on 21 April. Burma has lost one of its staunchest defenders of democracy and...

Pakistan - Government targets Geo News TV after attack on leading journalist

Reporters without border - 20 hours 22 min ago

Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the attempt of the Pakistani government to close down the TV station Geo News after the news channel broadcast allegations about the Inter-Service...